Science & Technology

A device that turns breath into words

London: Scientists, including an Indian-origin doctor, have developed a new device that gives words to the thoughts of severe paralysis victims by analysing and interpreting their breathing patterns.   The....

Delhi Airport launches new mobile app

New Delhi: Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Saturday launched a new app named flyDEL that aims to augment the passenger experience and achieve customer delight at the airport.  ....

Cheaper, better LED technology on the way

New York: Scientists including one of Indian origin have developed a new highly efficient and low cost light emitting diode that could help spur more widespread adoption of the LED....

Facebook touches 1 bn user mark

New York: Social networking giant Facebook has breached the one billion user mark.   The company announced that on August 24, as many as one billion people used the service,....

Intex launches Aqua Turbo 4G smartphone

New Delhi: Domestic handset-maker Intex on Thursday launched the Aqua Turbo 4G smartphone priced at Rs.7,444.   The new 4G device, with a five-inch HD display, will run on latest....

Now, buy gifts through Facebook!

San Francisco: Social networking site Facebook is testing a virtual assistant, called 'M', nestled within its Messenger that can help users buy gifts and make restaurant reservations.   "Today (Thursday)....

Guiddoo launches first map-based tour

New Delhi: Mumbai-based travel and activity planning app Guiddoo on Wednesday launched the first map-based tour and activity e-marketplace which will allow users to take virtual tours    The marketplace,....

Vivo X5Pro: Unboxing and Hands-on review

Vivo recently launched one of its most beautiful Smartphone…  Vivo X5Pro. According to the company, its beauty is inspired by the “Drop of Water”.  So we thought of testing this....

Twitter extends control to politicians

New York: Twitter has shut down the access that two apps had to its application programme interface (API), which let them show users tweets that had been deleted by politicians....

Facebook launches ‘Donate Now’ for NGOs

New York: Users would now have the option of a 'donate' button on the pages of all non-profit organisations and linked advertisements on Facebook, Techcrunch.com reported.   "Every day, people....

70-year-old solar mystery solved

Tokyo : Solar physicists have captured the first direct observational signatures of a solar phenomenon that has eluded the world of science for over 70 years.   This new information....

Twitter can lend a ‘voice’ to the speechless

Sydney : Australian researchers have revealed how micro-blogging website Twitter can help people who have experienced strokes, cerebral palsy, autism, motor neurone disease and traumatic brain injury to find a....

A search engine more accurate than Google

Toronto : Anmol Tukrel, a 16-year-old Indian-origin Canadian citizen, has designed a personalised search engine which he claims is 47 percent more accurate than Google.   The young student designed....

Tweets now visible on Google search

New York : Now you can see Tweets in the Google search results as Google has added Tweets to their real-time search results on the desktop.   Google's results will....

App for female commuters’ safety launched

Kolkata: Female train commuters in distress can now seek immediate police assistance at the touch of a button -- courtesy a mobile app launched here on Friday by Railway Minister....

Facebook major source of news, not Google

New York : Facebook now accounts for more of the traffic to news sites than Google, according to latest results.   Links shared on Facebook and Twitter have become a....

Xiaomi launches MI user interface 7

New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Wednesday launched the new and seventh user interface (UI) for its smartphones and a theme pack for designers named MUSE.   As a....

Lava launches new budget smartphone Iris Atom 2

New Delhi: Domestic handset-maker Lava on Tuesday expanded its budget smartphones range by launching the Iris Atom 2 at a price of Rs.4,949.   The handset comes with a 4.5-inch....

NASA spacecraft finds glowing neon gas on moon

Washington:  NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft has confirmed for the first time the existence of neon gas in moon's atmosphere. Neon gas is commonly used in electric....

Facebook holding events to boost small businesses

Hyderabad: Facebook India on Monday said it is organising a Small Business Boost (SBB) programme designed to arm Indian businesses with the knowledge, skills and technology required to stay innovative....

Microsoft to work on TV white spaces project in Andhra

Vijayawada: Global software giant Microsoft will work with Andhra Pradesh on the TV White Spaces Project, a technology that uses unused TV spectrum to deliver low-cost internet connectivity to users.....

Twitter ends 140-character limit for sending direct messages

New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Starting Wednesday, the micro-blogging site Twitter lifted the 140-character limit for its 300 million-plus users to send direct messages, an Indian-origin Twitter official has announced.....

Jayalalithaa congratulates Sundar Pichai

Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Wednesday congratulated Chennai-born Sundar Pichai on being appointed Google's chief executive officer.   In a letter to Pichai, the....

Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus: Preorders may start from August 21

Looks like Samsung has accidently revealed the first looks of its upcoming Galaxy Edge Plus with the release of Galaxy Note 5. The first official glimpse was captured on Samsung’s....

Fly Snap Review: Budget option for first timers

A London-based mobile company founded in 2003, Fly, hit the smartphone market in 2012, getting most of its business from Russia. Of the three smartphones launched together by the company....

Space photos from ISS helps decode light pollution on Earth

London: Photos taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have helped scientists reliably measure the amount of light pollution worldwide. The study not only has the well-known signatures of....

Online platform to help spiritual souls connect

New Delhi: For those who want to embrace spirituality, here comes a unique website that promises to awaken individuals and help them realise their inherent power and purpose through unconditional....

Depth-sensing 3D camera work in bright sunlight too

New York: American researchers, led by an Indian-origin robotics scientist, have developed a new imaging technology that addresses a major shortcoming of depth-sensing 3D cameras -- the inability to work in....

Avoid putting phone number on Facebook

London: Beware! If you put your phone number on your Facebook profile, anybody can then find your details and location by just typing the number in Facebook search bar despite....

Xiaomi’s first ‘Made in India’ smartphone launched at Rs. 6, 999

NEW DELHI: As promised, Chinese giant Xiaomi has launched its first ‘Made in India’ smartphone, the Redmi 2 Prime priced at Rs. 6, 999.   Manufactured at Foxconn facility on....